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Rothes I

Rothes I Wind Farm is located close to the city of Elgin on the east coast of Scotland and consists of 22 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines with an installed capacity of 50.6 MW. The wind farm has been operational since 2005.

Rothes I is able to provide wind energy electricity generation equivalent to the consumption of 27.000 homes on an annual average basis.

Type Wind
Status Operational
No. of turbines 22
Location Nr Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 8SN
Type of turbines 2.3 MW Siemens CS
Installed capacity 50.6 MW
Operational since 2005


Rothes wind farm has established a community benefit fund as part of its ongoing commitments to communities in the vicinity of the wind farm. The purpose of the fund is to enable communities to carry out improvements to their local area in ways that benefit the local environment, local amenities or tourism.

Whilst we build and operate wind farms we also focus on reducing the impact on local communities and the area’s ecology. Each year the wind farm allocates an amount of money to local community groups in the area, which administers its disbursement to the community.

Consideration will be given to all types of project which benefit the local community and permission to proceed will be granted for ideas which successfully fulfil the aims of the scheme. If you are seeking funding for a project in the local community please email communities@fredolsen.co.uk to find out which community groups receive funding from community groups local to you receive funds from Rothes wind farm.